1.1.7 Explanation of Activity Classes

​​​​​​Activities in the District Plan are identified as being one of the following. There are no prohibited activities in this District Plan.

​Symbol Activity class​ Resource consent details​ How identified​1
P​ Permitted activity​ Does not require resource consent.
(Activity may be regulated under other laws, for example Building Act may require building consent.)​
Activity is permitted if listed as P in the relevant Activity Status Table, and the activity complies with the relevant standards specified in rules.​
C​ Controlled activity​ Requires resource consent, which must be granted by Council (with certain exceptions under the Act). Conditions may be imposed by Council on “matters over which the Council reserves control”. ​ Activity is controlled if listed as C in the relevant Activity Status Table, and the activity complies with the relevant standards specified in rules.​
RD​ Restricted discretionary activity​ Requires resource consent, which may be granted with or without conditions, or declined. Council will consider only “matters to which discretion is restricted”, which are stated in Volume 2, Appendix 1.2. Conditions of consent are also limited to the matters to which discretion is restricted.​ Activity is restricted discretionary if:
1. Listed as RD in the relevant Activity Status Table, or
2. Listed as P or C, but fails to comply with relevant standards, thus becoming restricted discretionary. ​
D​ Disrectionary activity​ Requires resource consent, which may be granted with or without conditions, or declined. Assessed on a full range of assessment matters referred to in the Act (s104).​ Activity is discretionary if listed as D in the Activity Status Table.​
NC​ Non-complying activity​ Requires resource consent. The Council may grant or refuse consent, with or without conditions. The application may be granted if Council is satisfied the adverse effects of the activity on the environment will be minor, or the application is for an activity that won’t be contrary to the objectives and policies.
Assessed on a full range of assessment matters referred to in the Act.​
Activity is non-complying if listed as NC in the relevant Activity Status Table.

Pr​ Prohibited activity​ Resource consent cannot be applied for the activity and consent cannot be granted.​ Activity is prohibited if listed as Pr in the relevant Activity Status Table.​
 
1 Unless specifically stated otherwise in the relevant Chapter or as per 1.1.8.1.

 

Page reviewed: 08 Mar 2018 1:19pm